American Marble

GENERAL INSTALLATION TIPS

The prices for our products do not include delivery or installation.

Most of our clients hire a contractor to deliver and install our cultured shower and bath products. We will refer qualified installers at your request.

Installers referred by American Marble are independent contractors and unaffiliated with American Marble. Be sure to get installation fee, scope of work to be done and any guarantees in writing before any work begins.

Please be sure to discuss all aspects of the job with the installer. Be sure he knows that prep work will be necessary, if any. Be sure he knows where soap products will go. Make notes on the walls of any special instructions to make certain he sees them. Discuss how tall the wall panels will be.

Be sure the installer knows the address of installation and the telephone number and where you can be reached if there are any questions.

Before Installation:
Check with your local building department regarding preparation requirements. A permit is advisable. Most cities require green waterproof sheet rock.

Paint First
It is advisable to paint the bathroom first. This will prevent paint from splattering onto the walls and avoid having paint stick to the silicone bead.

Before Installing Onyx
Because onyx is translucent, the green sheet rock needs to be painted off-white to avoid having the green color show through.

The following tools and equipment are helpful for installation.

  • Power skill saw with a masonry blade
  • Power drill with hole saw blades to drill fittings
  • 50 grit sandpaper
  • Caulking gun
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Grease pencil
  • Square
  • Hammer and nails
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Silicone
    • White silicone for gluing and caulking seams for cultured marble.
    • Translucent silicone for gluing and caulking seams for cultured onyx and granite.
  • Paper towels
  • Tub or shower pan protector
  • Cutting table (saw horses with a sheet of plywood cut in half to transport)

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Phone: 800-801-2284
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Hours: Monday thru Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only.